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  • JQ_54_Lifta_and_the_Regime.pdf   721k - Nov 11, 2014, 2:30 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎Lifta and the Regime of Forgetting: Memory Work and Conservation. By Daphna Golan, Zvika Orr, Sami Ershied.‎
  • Israel Antiquities Authority Jerusalem Lifta Survey - Final Report.pdf   15700k - Jun 7, 2013, 5:48 PM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎During January–February 2008, a survey was conducted in the abandoned village of Lifta (License No. S-1/2008; map ref. 2181–92/6332–47), in the wake of preparations for renewed construction plans. The survey, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, was performed by Y. Dagan (field photography), L. Barda (GPS), A. Mashiah (IAA Conservation Department) and D. Levy (IAA Jerusalem Region).‎
  • Gerichtsents_heid_verhindert_Abriss des_Ruinendorfs.pdf   560k - Feb 13, 2012, 6:14 PM by Lifta Society (v2)
    ‎Gerichtsentscheid verhindert Abriss des Ruinendorfs. Atempause im Kampf um den Erhalt Liftas (German)‎
  • La última aldea de Palestina enfrenta a los bulldozer.pdf   263k - Jul 9, 2011, 1:14 PM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎La última aldea de Palestina enfrenta a los bulldozer (Spanish)‎
  • 2010-01-17_Lifta.pps   4739k - May 18, 2011, 7:37 PM by Lifta Society (v2)
    ‎Slideshow report with pictures of Lifta‎
  • As long as there is life.pdf   140k - Apr 15, 2011, 3:06 PM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎The year 1948 is the worst year in Palestinian history. It is the year of the destruction of Palestinian society and the dispossession and expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their villages and cities by Zionist forces. Today, there are about five million Palestinian refugees around the world, still waiting to exercise their right of return. Most refugees live in the surrounding Arab countries Jordan, Lebanon and Syria; however some of them live very close to their original homes. In my case, I live only three kilometers from my own village: Lifta. ‎
  • בגץ ליפתא - תגובה מקדמית ב 4019.pdf   4080k - Apr 6, 2011, 6:17 PM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‏בג"ץ ליפתא - תגובה מקדמית ב 4019‏
  • Lifta Petition.pdf   89k - Mar 21, 2011, 7:34 PM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎March 8, 2011 in Jerusalem the Coalition to save Lifta submitted a petition to the Jerusalem Administrative Court, to cancel the tender whose number 405/2010/C, under which were offered for sale to the general public, as part of a lease, building residential and commercial plots, known as the village of Lifta on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. ‎
  • The Case of Lifta Village.pdf   312k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:42 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎On the morning of Friday, February 25, 2005 a group of approximately 300 Israelis, Palestinian refugees and international activists gathered near the highway leading out of Jerusalem towards Tel Aviv. In the valley below lay the ruins of the ancient Palestinian village of Lifta. The event was part tour, part protest, and part homecoming. It had different meanings for each of the groups involved.‎
  • Studying the Nakba and Reconstructing Space in the Palestinian Village of Lifta.pdf   139k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:41 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎The following essay protrays two interferences with the landscape of this country, where the remnants of Lifta, a Palestinian village whose residents were expelled in the war of 1948, lay to this day. THe first is the case of a day trip of Jewish-Israeli high school students to the abandoned village, lead by refugees from the village and a representative of "Zochrot", an association that planned this unusual trip. The second is Construction Plan #6036, which upon implementation would completely change this landscape. THe discussion here evolves around the attitude toward the Palestinian Nakba, as illustrated through the students' tour and the construction plan.‎
  • Remembering Lifta.pdf   3168k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:38 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎This report is special to the Lifta Village. To learn about the story of Lifta, which was occupied in 1948 and her inhebitants woke up as refugees.‎
  • Reinventing Lifta.pdf   1278k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:34 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎The village of Lifta, which lies just outside Jerusalem, has been abandoned since the Israeli army drove out the last of its Palestinian inhabitants in 1948. Today Lifta is more or less a ghost town. while the former villagers live mainly in East Jerusalem and Ramallah. Now, however, a renovation project aims to turn Lifta into an expensive and exclusive Jewish residential area – reinventing its history in the process.‎
  • Lifta- A Preliminary Urban Survey.pdf   2791k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:31 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎In 2003 archaeologist Jon Seligman and architect Shahar Puni conducted a survey of selected antiquities sites for the Municipality of Jerusalem. The survey focused upon archaeological sites in the New City and was published as an appendix to the master plan (Report No. 4 in the Jerusalem Local Plan 2000). ‎
  • Israel Destroys Lifta Artifacts to Build a Resort for wealthy Jewish Immigrants.pdf   514k - Mar 15, 2011, 11:28 AM by Lifta Society (v1)
    ‎Lifta is one of the largest villages adjacent to Jerusalem and closest to the city from the west and northwest. The Israeli occupation of 1948 divided the city into two sections; the first section, consisting of Upper and Lower Lifta, contained most of the houses of the village. It was occupied in 1948. The second section contained the reserve land of the village. This section was occupied during the six-day war of 1967.‎
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